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Aerial Picture, ca1950's
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Hotel-Motel History
Town Plan, Oct 1911

Terrace Calcium Products Ltd.
Terrace Co-op Garden Centre
Grand Trunk Pathway
Cramer St History
Ferry Island
Relay for Life, May 3, 2008
Terrace-Kitimat Airport
Hospital- Early Doctors
Child Development Centre
Terrace Area War Memorial

Private Berger War Mystery

No 1, Armoured Train, WWII
WWII Mutiny
Military Headstones
Logging Archives
Water Towers / Reservoirs
Dairy History
Kitsumgallum Cemetery
Braun's Island
Hatt Brothers Store
Lanfear Hill
Kitsumkalum School
Albert & McCaffery Ltd.
Gordon & Anderson Ltd.

Prince Rupert
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Albert & McCaffery Ltd
BC Govt. Court House
City Halls
Fire Department
Funeral Directors
Gordon & Anderson Ltd.
Grand Trunk Pacific, Page 1 - 2
GTP Steamships-SS Prince- Rupert/George
Hotel History
Lindsay's Cartage & Storage
Miller Bay Hospital
Post Office History
Prince Rupert Dry Dock
Prince Rupert Riots

Seal Cove
Watson Island
First Around the World Flight
Rupert Area Cemeteries

Dodge- Hospital Island
Digby Island

North West BC Area
Aiyansh Tseax Volcano Cone
Alice Arm
Anyox 1, 2, 3
Barrett Lake
Bateman's Landing
Cedarvale / Minskinish
Copper City
Evelyn Station
Falls River Hydro Dam (Pr Rupert)
Fiddler Creek
Hanall Point
Hazeltons- Old / New / South
Kemano / Kitimat, mid 1950's
Kitselas- (Old Town/ Canyon)
Kitsumkalum Lake
Lakelse Lake Valley
Lorne Creek
Nass Camp
North Bulkley
Port Edward
Port Essington
Prince Rupert
Quick Station
Skeena City
Skeena Crossing

Cassiar District
Glenora Landing
Lake House
Laketon/Lake Town

Porter Landing/ Thibert Creek
Telegraph Creek

North Coast
Ethelda Bay (DOT site)
Fort / Port Simpson

Georgetown Mills/ Georgetown
Woodcock's Landing

Skeena / Bulkley Pioneers
Arthur Lee Clore
Michaud Brothers
George Albert Kerr
John "David" Stuart
Rev. Thomas Jabez Marsh
James Darius Wells
Frank Lazelle

Frederick "Fred" Hampton
James Kelso Gordon
Frank Phiscator Jr. and Sr.
Oscar Olander / Paul Brodin
Dennis Tulley Christopher

Joel "Joe" Trulson
Samuel Arden Singlehurst
John Arthur Clark King Sealy
William Binnie "Tom" Forrest
Clair Leon Morris Giggey
Charles Merson "Charlie" Adam
Mrs Lanfear, Miss French

Grand Trunk Pacific History
GTP Railway Station Index

GTP Railway Contractors
GTP Railway Medical Service
Grand Trunk Pacific, Page 1 - 2
GTP Steamships-SS Prince Rupert
Foley, Welch and Stewart
Dr. William Percy Johns
Dr. Seymour Traynor
Daniel Joseph Dempsey
Edwin G. Russell
Adolph Butze
Frank Watrous Morse
George Alexander McNicholl
Joseph Frederick "Fred" Ritchie
Ernest Joseph Rowley
Allan Cameron Aldous
William Pitt Murray
Henry H. Brewer
Dr. Francis James Ewing
Western Canadian Immigration Association

Dominion Government Telegraph
Dominion Telegraph System
John Theodore Phelan

Enoch Roscoe Lukens Jones
Hugh Bernard Ashton Birch
Thomas Howard Walsh
John Franklin Richardson

Sternwheeler History
Capt. William Francis Madden
SS Mount Royal Sinking

Capt. George Hamilton Ritchie

SS Princess Norah

SS Prince Rupert / Prince George

Misc Pages
Misc History Info
BC Tel Northern District History
Various Pictures, Northern BC

Skeena River Photos
Copper River Bridge
Russian Stone Fort Mystery
North Route Service Center

Ski Hill History
BC Coastal Airline History
NW BC Logger's Memorial, Usk
Usk Pioneer Chapel
Usk Ferry Page
Forestry Lookouts
Kitselas Tunnel Explosion
New Zealand Moose?
Bear Glacier

1978 Flood, Northwest BC
Sunsets, Mountains, Lakes, Creeks
Reg German Anyox Archive Photos
Robert Ridley
Arthur Marsden "Art" Priestley
Monckton Family
Postcard Photographers
Patrick Joseph Ryan
Oolichan Fish

Vancouver Island
Logging Archive Pictures

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Houston BC

Junction of Bulkley River and Buck Creek,
SE of
Smithers, Range 5 Coast Land District

266 mi from Rupert,
54 23' 54'' N, Longitude-126 38' 54'' W
Elevation- 1951 ft above sea level
1479.4 miles from Winnipeg

Incorporated as a Village, Mar 4, 1957

Re-incorporated as a District Municipality
Feb 1, 1969, now called District of Houston

Home of the Steelhead Park
One of the best little parks in the area.

Originally called "Pleasant Valley"

Named after John Houston,
 the First Newspaper man in Prince Rupert, ca 1907,
the Empire Newspaper.
John Houston was the First Mayor of Nelson 1897-1905
Name was chosen in 1910 in a newspaper contest.
Firm of Law and Benson chose the name
for their Townsite, on the GTP, through Pleasant Valley.
name was suggested by Charles G. Thorne of Prince Rupert
He won $20 in gold
Charles G. Thorne shown as a Hardware Clerk in Prince Rupert in 1910

Charles Gilbert Thorne
b- Jan 8, 1880 in Springfield, Kings Co, NB
d- Jan 24, 1955, in Vancouver BC
cremated- buried in Mountainview Cemetery, Vancouver BC
Enlisted in WWI, Reg #77182, Nov 11, 1914 in Victoria BC
son of Thomas Thorne and Mary Jane Jones
Both born in NB
married Ruby Richmond,
b- Grey Co. ON
daughter of Albert E. Richmond and Susan Ramsay

John Houston
b- Nov 1850 in Alton, Caledon Township, ON
d- Mar 8, 1910 in Quesnel BC Hospital
buried in Nelson BC
son of William Houston and Mary Thomas
married to Edith May Keeley, ca 1892

Post Office History
Skeena Electoral District
Office established Apr 1, 1914

Name of Postmaster Date of
Date of
Cause of Vacancy
Frank Leslie Mosher 1914-04-01 1918 Death
John Goold 1919-04-08 1926-11-03 Resignation
Mrs. Annie Middleton 1927-01-05 1944-01-08 Death
Miss Dorothy Breem Newgard 1944-01-13 Acting -
Mrs. Annie Leonora Newgard 1944-04-15 Acting CSC
Mrs. Annie Leonora Newgard 1944-06-12 1965-04-16 Retirement
Maxwell Clayton McKay 1964-12-03   CSC

First Postmaster
Frank Leslie Mosher
b- Sept 1865, St. Martins, NB
d- Dec 16, 1918 in Hazelton BC, age 53
married Emma Harriet Marr, Sept 10, 1912, Saint John NB
she was born in St. Martins NB
daughter of John Marr and Sarah Brown
His address was Fort George when he married, Baptist, Merchant
(see both area history links below)

father- James E. Mosher, age 57 in 1871 census
His father was a shipwright / ship carpenter
mother- Gemima (alt- Jemima) S. Mosher, nee ?, age 41 in 1871
brother- Albert E. Mosher, age 17 in 1871
sister- Lillian "Lillie" E. Mosher, age 15 in 1871
sister- Clara M. Mosher, age 13 in 1871
brother- Henry H. Mosher, age 11 in 1871

1871 living in parish of St. Martins, NBi


John Goold
b- Nov 25, 1873, Saint John, NB
d- Aug 12, 1955 in St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.
father- Thomas Goold, age 41 in 1881, born in NS
mother- Anne Goold, nee ?, age 35 in 1881, in NB

married Hazel Deane Campbell, Oct 10, 1921 in Prince Rupert BC

siblings: all born in NB
brother- William J. Goold
brother- Thomas Goold
sister- Sarah A. Goold
sister- Susan Goold


Annie Middleton, nee ? (Heatherington?)
b- Jan 1879 in England
d- Jan 8, 1944
she was married in England,
and came to Canada with a daughter Nora
(see link below for more info)

Note- Lots of online history sites for this area,
and lots of books written on the subject.
I will not be adding much more than this.
I encourage you to check the links below.

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